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Critically Examine Dr. Johnson’s Account of Metaphysical Poetry in ‘Life of Cowley’.

Johnson’s Assessment of the Race of Metaphysical Poets.

In the Life of Cowley, Dr. Samuel Johnson has made a critical assessment of the works of the metaphysical poets, especially of Cowley. Metaphysical poets appear as a new school of thought led by John Donne. Metaphysical poetry has been inspired by a philosophic conception of the universe. It gives the role assigned to the human spirit in the great drama of existence. Chiefly the metaphysical poets wrote two types of poems- love poems and religious poems.

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